I am very passionate about helping others and I believe that although each individual is unique, everyone has the ability to change, heal, and move forward. I successfully help individuals, couples, and families to develop new skills and new ways to communicate and grow in order to create more satisfying relationships.
I will actively work towards understanding your perspective, values, feelings and goals. I will also work collaboratively with you to tailor treatment according to your needs. My aim is to provide a warm, safe, and accepting environment in which clients can better understand and manage their emotions. My approach to therapy is systemic with psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and emotionally focused based elements. I use the Gottman Method in my work with couples. This method is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy in a relationship.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, divorce mediator, and author of “How To Communicate And Co-Parent With Your Ex-Partner After A Divorce” in the new book Stress-Free Divorce Volume 3. I graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and completed divorce mediation training at Northwestern University. I have over 6 years of experience treating adults, children and families from diverse backgrounds. My areas of expertise include treating anxiety, depression, trauma, complex trauma, relationship challenges, ADHD, anger management and adjustment difficulties.
Aetna • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Cigna • Humana • Tricare • United • Self pay
ADD/ADHD Behavior Therapies • Adjustment Disorder • Anger Management • Anxiety • Bipolar Disorder • Daytime Sleepiness • Depression • Divorce • Domestic Violence • Grief and Loss/Bereavement • Life Coaching • Life Transition • Major Depressive Disorder • Men's Health Issues • Mindfulness • Mood Disorders • Occupational Difficulties • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Trauma • Relationship Issues • Sadness • Self Esteem • Social Anxiety • Stress/Worry • Suicidal Thoughts • Women's Health Issues
Education and training
- Northeastern Illinois University, Masters in family counseling
- Illinois Counseling Association
- How to Communicate and Co-Parent with your Ex-Partner After a Divorce featured in Stress-Free Divorce Volume 3